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« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2013, 03:24:46 PM »
^^Jeez, not your year so far is it :( Rusted sumps and oil cooler lines are a known RX-8 issue.

Hope things turn around for you soon!
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« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2013, 07:42:02 PM »
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^^Jeez, not your year so far is it :( Rusted sumps and oil cooler lines are a known RX-8 issue.

Hope things turn around for you soon!


I hope its the oil sump, don\'t want to order it for nothing!!

Am on hunt for a cheap black front bumper if anyone knows that\'s selling or seen.
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« Reply #62 on: March 02, 2013, 12:56:37 PM »
Blimey dude didn\'t realise it was a full on bump, sorry to see the pics and read up about it.

Hope it\'s nothing to serious and can be sorted for a quick turn around :)

Glad your sticking with it!
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« Reply #63 on: March 02, 2013, 11:42:50 PM »
As posted on my project album but just to update everyone here on the car that a message from pip saying:

"O/Side chassis rail bent back approx 20mm, its collapsed behind strut tower, across towards N/side 25mm and up approx 30mm, can’t see exactly how much damage unless engine and damaged front panels are removed"

He said it can be really expensive as its engine out n put on a jig but even tho that u might still end up with a bent car...

Head is everywhere atm but i will not give up of my project, its either a new shell or engine out and sell the shell and save up for another late spec rx7 which won\'t come for 1-2 years i reckon...
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« Reply #64 on: March 03, 2013, 12:11:48 AM »
....new shell :3gears-rh

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« Reply #65 on: March 03, 2013, 10:12:43 AM »
Why would you end up with a Bent car? Jig\'s don\'t work like that, most are Computer Operated nowadays and there is none of the guess work of old (if your getting the vibe we can repair it but it won\'t be right ever again take it some where else as the boss don\'t have faith in his Employees)    

TBH mate i\'d have a second Quote anyway so you don\'t get your pants pulled down over it? Try not to get Blinded by the Damage this is Bread and Butter stuff to a Pro Bodyshop.

Also get a written Quote don\'t forget Pip will be a Middle man. I would always want to see where my car was getting repaired to weigh up the quality of there work....
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« Reply #66 on: March 03, 2013, 11:23:28 AM »
All to do\'s to pay Pip the bill...,go home, stripped everything, sell parts and move on cos FD\'s in this country\'s not worth anything for the pennies like rx8\'s now selling for peanuts.

Knowing that\'s sick to the gut but move on dude.....

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« Reply #67 on: March 03, 2013, 11:24:22 AM »
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Why would you end up with a Bent car? Jig\'s don\'t work like that, most are Computer Operated nowadays and there is none of the guess work of old (if your getting the vibe we can repair it but it won\'t be right ever again take it some where else as the boss don\'t have faith in his Employees)    

TBH mate i\'d have a second Quote anyway so you don\'t get your pants pulled down over it? Try not to get Blinded by the Damage this is Bread and Butter stuff to a Pro Bodyshop.

Also get a written Quote don\'t forget Pip will be a Middle man. I would always want to see where my car was getting repaired to weigh up the quality of there work....


True, i will ask pip to give me that guys number so i can speak to him directly....
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« Reply #68 on: March 03, 2013, 12:32:44 PM »
If i was in your position i would weigh up all the options before deciding, don\'t forget RxMotors has a Brand new Shell they have been trying to sell for a while but a reshell is a massive job.

It all kinda depends if you wanted to stay with fd\'s? because yes you could just strip it and sell the parts to get a return but i noticed you bought all the parts new so i don\'t doubt you have a fair bit wrapped up in the car and might not get close...... so you have to look at what the price of a Replacement? (without aftermarket parts)  and can you repair yours for less?
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« Reply #69 on: March 03, 2013, 02:52:48 PM »
I found it strange you sent it all the way to WGT when, as has been pointed out, he\'s only going to take it to his local bodyshop and add a commission, not knocking him, he\'s got a living to make as well. Plenty of good body shops in the central belt.

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« Reply #70 on: March 04, 2013, 10:33:27 AM »
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I found it strange you sent it all the way to WGT when, as has been pointed out, he\'s only going to take it to his local bodyshop and add a commission, not knocking him, he\'s got a living to make as well. Plenty of good body shops in the central belt.


I guess i only found is comfortable trailering it back as i know he will know what he\'s doing with it and get the right parts etc, i don\'t know any good bodyshops up my area and guess i don\'t trust leaving my car with them...
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« Reply #71 on: March 04, 2013, 12:17:33 PM »
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I guess i only found is comfortable trailering it back as i know he will know what he\'s doing with it and get the right parts etc

At a Cost :)

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« Reply #72 on: March 04, 2013, 01:30:21 PM »
also gives a single point of contact for all things FD.  Although it\'ll cost a few pennies more, it\'ll mean if anything goes awry, it\'s just the one person to deal with - something that I wish I\'d done a few times over the years.  Good call imo!

Good luck getting it sorted...
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« Reply #73 on: March 04, 2013, 07:43:08 PM »
If i took engine out my car and sell as a shell, offers on the shell? just out of interest as its just a thought so its not a def i will take this route...

I would take the following away:

Rear lights n cover away,
window wipers,
Rear spoiler,
door handles.
Carbon bonnet (Depending on offer)
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« Reply #74 on: March 04, 2013, 08:09:51 PM »
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